NVIDIA’s now rolling out the Android 5.1 update for the Tegra Note 7

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Owner’s of the Tegra Note 7 are in for a little treat this morning as NVIDA has just started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1 update to all models of the slate located in the United States.

As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest build of the operating system to the tablet, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Hands on with Tronsmart’s Quick Charge 2.0 chargers

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Just about every flagship device shipping this year has or will have Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology inside. Devices with supported Qualcomm processors can take advantage of Quick Charge 2.0 by receiving an accelerated amount of power in less time than anything else. The chargers included in the box with new devices, however, are typically not the ones compatible with Qualcomm’s innovation. Most companies sell them separately at rather high prices. So looking at third-party manufacturers for Quick Charge 2.0 chargers is the way to go.

Tronsmart is among the companies vying to sell you a product capable of rapidly charging your device. This company actually stands out, though, because of its certification. Tronsmart’s three products that are compatible with Quick Charge 2.0-ready devices have all been certified by Qualcomm. On the company’s site, Tronsmart even shows the documents as proof. This goes for Tronsmart’s two-port wall charger, four-port charging hub, and three-port car charger.

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VKworld officially unveiled its VK560 budget smartphone with a 5.5-inch display

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VKworld has launched a new smartphone that aims to be the best of its kind. The phone has a 5.5-inch qHD display and MediaTek MT6735 processor. The new VK560 features 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. It will likely make it through the day due to its fairly large 2850mAh battery. Best of all, it comes with Android 5.1 pre-installed.

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Yelp CEO takes Google to task over mobile app ad issue

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Earlier this week Google announced the results of a study they conducted on ads that appear on your screen while using one app trying to get you to buy some other app, ads known as “interstitials.” Most users see them as annoying, a finding confirmed by the Google study. However, Google also found they were highly ineffective and has decided to retire them while asking others to follow suit. This announcement has brought a rebuke from Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman who says Google is being hypocritical and may be trying to flex some monopolistic tendencies. Read more